Chicken Souvlaki

MP Taverna, Irvington

I’ve been a fan of Chef Michael Psilakis for a while now, so it was a no-brainer that MP Taverna’s chicken souvlaki (also offered in beef, pork, or veggie) would make the list. The pita is light, not doughy, and stuffed with chunks of marinated broiled chicken and all the classic veggie ingredients (tomato, lettuce, onion, roasted red peppers) and tzatziki sauce that has so much flavor, they should bottle and sell it. What’s perfect about the marriage of ingredients is there’s not an overuse of any one thing, and it’s not overdressed. It comes with MP Taverna’s famous, super-crispy smash fries, which will leave you wondering if they’re the best fries you’ve ever had.